HEMPSTEAD - Experts and recent polls say young people are not expected to have nearly as strong a showing this election year.

People between the ages of 18 and 25 were energized by President Barack Obama's first campaign and came out in droves to vote four years ago. However, a down economy and job losses may have left many young adults less likely to return to the polls this time.

Activists are taking to Facebook and Twitter to get young people to vote.

According to the latest Pew Research Center poll, 63 percent of the young people questioned say they definitely plan to vote this year. That's down from 72 percent back in 2008.

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